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A Minute for a Monkey and a Duck

Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Morning Smackers.  Today's post is a bit of random.  It's the Monkey Minute.  It's the Ducky Minute.  And a heartfelt THANK YOU.

First, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words words last week for The Duck and for me.  Your kindness was overwhelming.  It was a tough week to say the least and I appreciate your encouragement.  I received so many emails, chats, comments, tweets, etc.  I will be responding to all of them this week.  Please forgive my slow response time.  The only responses last week were updates for Ducky and keeping all of her friends updated and informed.

Now, for my MONKEY UPDATE.  Week ONE challenge.  I am down 5.7 pounds!  I consider this a personal victory given the stress of the week I had!  I have to say, The 30 Day Shred will practically kill you, but it definitely works!  I know that I have several sponsors and I will be getting back to you individually this week!  Thank you sooooo much for your support!  You are never more fulfilled than when in service to others.  My heart is full of joy knowing that we are helping that precious little face.  Some have asked how and when to donate.  If you want to donate a flat amount to support me on my Monkey Challenge just click her cute face on my sidebar, it's a paypal that goes to the Pixie Family. (Please let me know that you donated and the amount so I can keep up with amounts.  My Challenge with Travis is based on who raises the most for Monkey!!  I hate to lose remember???)  If you are donating per pound you can do so in one lump sum on June 30th when we complete the challenge, but the same will apply, all donations go via the paypal.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  I didn't get back to most of you last week due to Ducky's tragic turn of events and I really really appreciate you sponsoring me.

Now, on to The Ducky Minute *snort*

1.)  Do I snort?
Um...when I have laughter fits and cannot stop, yes I snort.  Which only causes even more laughter.  Jillian has nothing on ab workouts compared to that kind of laughing.  Just sayin'.  There have been times when my stomach muscles hurt for days when I have laughed that hard.

2.)  Do I have a nickname like my friend Daffy?
I am the one who always bestows nicknames on others.  However, I seem to have picked up several in Blogland.  Zgirl, Tank, MamaB, TNT.  
Also, my daddy calls me Jo.  Which is short for BrandeeJo.  Which is not my name.  It's just Brandee.  However, he wanted to name me Brandee Josephine, after my grandfather, to which my mother said...NO.  So he called me BrandeeJo for the longest time anyway, and finally just shortened it to Jo.

3.)  Do I know sign language?
I know the alphabet in sign and a few simple words.  And of course, just like all the other languages I half ass know, I know all the dirty words.

4.)  A sampling of Convos from my hood?

My "hood" is more redneck hell than "hood".    This is typical convo overheard at the local minute market.

Guy driving Bubba Truck: (to tube top, cut off shorts, flip flop wearing chic with him) Grab a case of Bud.

Tube Top Chic:  I ain't carryin' the bear(beer) you comin' carry(said car-e as opposed to care-e) it iffin you want some t'nite.

Bubba Truck Driver:  Woman you ain't good for a g'damn thing.  What did you even come down here for iffin you wasn't gonna help me?

Tube Top Chic:  I came to make sure you wasn't flirting with them girls  behind the counter.

Bubba:  Go get in the truck bitch.

TubeTop:  Eff you.

Sad I know, but I live in BFE.

5.) Do I sleep with electronic devices? (i.e. laptop, phone, etc.)
I don't sleep.  But when I do, the crackberry is always with me.  Laptop is usually beside me too.


Salt said...

Ahhhh if you ventured just a short distance from where I live, you would definitely hear a convo just like that. :)

Congrats on the weight loss, lady!! That is so fantastic! You're well on your way to kicking some tail in this contest!

Unknown said...

woot woot on the weight loss. We understand how your schedule was and totally understand hun..

Anonymous said...

Wow wtg Zgirl! Over five pounds gone?

Yee haw!

Truly awesome.

Ian said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!!!!!

Macey said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!! That's amazing!
Hey, do you live by me? I heard the same convo. the other day...

Anonymous said...

Well, damn that Bubba sounds like a real hottie. Im sure the girls behind he counter were all droolin over him!

PS - my Blackberry is dead... =( Have to wait for it to charge.

Buffee said...

Great job on the weight loss, Brand, (which btw has been my nickname for you for years)! Just saying!

I'm almost positive I gained the five pounds you lost, from eating all that food you made for Sydney's party!

Tracie said...

Congrats on your weight loss! You convo reminded me of home. :)

Nancy C said...

Yay on the weight loss!

She sounds right classy. My kinda drinkin' buddy.

Imaginative Me said...

Congrats on your weight loss. You're welcome for the support, even though I really didn't know what to say to help! *hugs* And your convo sounds like my family! ohp, shhh, we're not keeping track of white trash cliches!!! :)

SurferWife said...

Nice convo from your hood. I think I lost a few brain cells just reading it.

Look at you with your big weightloss! Way to go, girl!

BigSis said...

So impressed/jealous of the quick weight loss. Hoping to follow in your footsteps.

Here's what I find funny - I had no trouble following your convos from the hood, but sometimes have trouble with Daffy's. Apparently, I'm more redneck than ghetto. It's really no surprise :)

Dee said...

Congrat's on the weight loss boo! That's great!!

Seriously, do you live right down the road from me? Lol..I swear I hear conversations all the time that just make me shake my head!

Where in the hell did they grow up?? And why is her Daddy her 2nd cousin?? Haha

Ed said...

I can't believe BDC talks to you like that in public.

Next time, save yourself the trouble and carry his effin bear, bitch.

Alicia said...

whoop whoop!! congrats on the weight loss mama! that's awesome! and i think i've been in your hood, based on that convo! love you mama b!

Imaginative Me said...

Thank you SOOO much for the correction! And thanks for visiting. Did I tell you I used to live in Jacksonville??

Anonymous said...

LMAO! Lovin your redneck hood!

Shell said...

Way to go on the weightloss!

Your redneck hood sounds like mine.

The Random Blogette said...

Wow! Congrats on the weight loss! I would love to lose that much weight in one week! I need to get back on the working out wagon.

I love your redneck hood!

Michelle Pixie said...

Congrats on the weightloss! Since I am stress eater I think I may need to be doing the 30 day shred.

Your hood convos killed me! *snort*

June said...

Keep up the good work - You will kick Jillian's ass soon enough!!

I kinda like how BrandeeJo sounds...

Hope you have had a good day B!

Momma Fargo said...

Yippee on weightloss.

Meg said...

WOW congrats on the weight loss. Love the convo from your hood. Scary folks out there!

Holly Lefevre said...

Wooo-whoo on the lbs. 30 Day Shred is awesome. I will get with it and donate...I am a slacker these least I can admit it.

gayle said...

Great job on the weight loss!!!

Dual Mom said...

5.7 pounds in the first week? Damn I better start rolling my pennies!

Unknown said...

I like your phonetic spelling. I had to read "care" out loud and I was like "Ohhh it does sound like that!"